Created on Tuesday, 08 May 2012 14:38
President Obama has made a dedicated effort to campaign in North Carolina, as he has visited several times this year, four times since last fall to be exact. North Carolina is considered by some to be the largest battleground state for this year's presidential election, and no one knows this more than President Obama. His main target for the state of North Carolina is the collegiate population.
In 2008, President Obama had unprecedented support from the youth vote. Before youth proceed to support Obama again, they need to be aware of his deceptive promises of grandeur. Perhaps what is driving the President to campaign so frequently in North Carolina is the fact that his youth support has plummeted significantly.
The economy under Obama's failed leadership is now less conducive for college graduates to find employment opportunities, resulting in levels of soaring unemployment for graduates. According to the Young American's Foundation, "Youth unemployment is at 17.4 percent - one of the highest levels since World War II."
During his speech to UNC students last week, President Obama disguised his foundering record on the fate of America's youth, and settled on business as usual political tactics such as taking a U.S. Representative's comments out of context in order to use them for his own political advantage. This was only to disguise from his economic shortcomings.
Graduating students are facing the most economically troubling times to enter the workforce. Many graduates are forced to work in low-paying jobs they could have had without getting a bachelor's degree. On top of the stress of being jobless or underemployed are the looming student loans most students incur.
In 2008, when Obama had two thirds of the youth vote, he sold the campaign slogans of "hope" and "change." Well, Mr. President, it seems you have failed to act upon these promises, and I challenge all students to ask themselves if they are better off after three years of Obama as president.
Senior English major